LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The McNeese Cowgirls haven’t had the season they’ve been hoping for. After starting off league play last year at a perfect 2-0 record, this season the girls sit 0-2 in Southland Conference play thus far.
Cowgirl Head Coach Kacie Cryer continues to tell her team to flush the past and trust the process.
"We're telling them that we have to continue to move forward because if we dwell on what's happened in the past it’s going to become a mental game for all of us,” Kacie Cryer said. “We just have to stay focused on where we want to go. We still have a great opportunity, there's still 16 games left in this league. I told the kids that you still have a great chance to make big things happen because anybody can be anybody on any given night in the Southland Conference. That's how we are approaching it."
One big this hurting the Cowgirls this season is turnovers. McNeese has the most turnovers in the league, totaling 60 over the past two games and 316 through 13.
As the Cowgirls look ahead to Abilene Christian on Wednesday, their focus will be on defensive stops. The lady Wildcats currently sit second in the Southland in scoring, averaging over 74 points per game.
“We have to get big defensive stops. I think that’s going to be our game plan going into Abilene. They can score the basketball really well. So, we’re going to challenge ourselves defensively and get stops,” Cryer said. “When we get the stops, that will lead to offense instead of us stressing on not putting the ball in the basket. I think if we look at it that way, we can start letting our defense lead to our offense.”
McNeese will travel to Abilene, Texas on Tuesday to take on the lady wildcats in hopes to pick up their first League win and also first road win on the season. Tip off is set for 6 PM, Wednesday night.